COVID-19 Resources

The American Board of Clinical Social Work (ABCSW) prides itself on being a close organization of clinical social workers who support each other through everything, especially during a time like this. The Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak has impacted us in every aspect of our lives – professionally, personally, financially and mentally. We empathize with you as all of us go through this together.

In addition, part of staying healthy during this time is maintaining a physical distance, which is not the same as social distance. Keep a safe physical distance, but keep a close social one. Never in history have we had so many ways to keep in touch: email, text, phones, chat, Skype, Zoom, FaceTime, etc. Find a way that works for you and use it. Don’t feel you have to go it alone.

For the most up to date information about COVID-19, please visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) at

Below are resources to support clinical social workers in their role during the pandemic:

Below are resources from the Center for the Study of Traumatic Stress (CSTS):

Below are resources from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA):

Below are resources from Military OneSource:

The Bureau of Medicine and Surgery (BUMED) compiled a list of resources on the topics of managing stress, maintaining mental wellbeing, and fostering resilience during the COVID-19 pandemic for Service members, families, leadership, and healthcare providers.

Click here for the National Association of Social Workers (NASW) response to COVID-19.

Click here for the World Health Organization (WHO) mental health considerations during the COVID-19 outbreak.

Click here for the National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN) parent/caregiver guide to helping families cope with COVID-19.

Click here for a post from the HIPAA Journal about telehealth services and relaxed HIPAA enforcement during the COVID-19 outbreak.

Click here for an article titled “The Psychological Trauma That Awaits Our Doctors and Nurses” by Jennifer Senior of The New York Times.

Click here for a list of insurance FAQ’s from our partners at the Healthcare Providers Service Organization (HPSO).

Click here for a list of states allowing temporary jurisdictional relief for people and telehealth across state lines during the COVID-19 outbreak.

The Wellness Society has created the Coronavirus Anxiety Workbook, a tool to help you build resilience during difficult times.

Click here for the Red Cross virtual family assistance center.

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